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Quinoa Salad – Inca-Style

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Quinoa Salad – Inca-Style
by James Belardo

The ancient South American grain quinoa is protein rich, it provides all the 9 essential amino acids. It’s also a great source of magnesium and other important nutrients. This healthy salad recipe is delightfully refreshing by as we use ingredients from the Americas like peppers, corn and tomatoes.

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Ingredients
1 cups quinoa (uncooked) pre-cook and let chill in fridge overnight
1 pint cherry tomatoes (halved or quartered)
1 small cucumber (diced)
1 green onion – optional
3/4 cup corn (niblets) boiled until tender, cooled
1 poblano pepper (strips 1/8×3/4)
1/2 red bell pepper (diced)
1/2 green bell pepper (diced)
1 or 2 jalapeño (diced) (diced small)
1 limes, juiced (freshly squeezed) – use for zest
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 white wine or white balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper – to taste

Suggested Topping
Lime Zest

Directions
1. Use a very large mixing bowl, add the pre-cooked quinoa.
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2. Mix in the bell peppers
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3. Mix in the poblano and jalapeño
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4. Mix in the green onions.
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5. Mix in the corn niblets
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6. Mix in the cucumber
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7. Add the olive oil and white wine (balsamic) vinegar
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8. Toss in the cilantro
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9. Add the lime juice
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10. Finally, toss in the tomatoes (we left them last because they are more delicate than the other ingredients)
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Enjoy!

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Written by Zio James

February 2, 2015 at 3:27 AM

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  1. […] The ancient grain quinoa has finally risen from obscurity and made the spotlight! Here’s our little salute to this fabulous South American super-grain! Check out our salad recipe here… Inca-Style Quinoa Salad! […]


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